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'''Bruce Charles''' "'''Bill'''" '''Mollison''' (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016) was an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. He is referred to as the "father of permaculture."Although Joseph Russell Smith is not similarly referred to as the "father" of permaculture, some have offered the disclaimer that Smith, and not Mollison/Holmgren, was the first to write about a system of permanent agriculture in a book entitled ''Tree Crops'', published in 1929, and earlier in 1910, in a book entitled ''Breeding and Use of Tree Crops.'' Others would argue, however, that such a disclaimer is based on a common misunderstanding of permaculture as a specific style of agriculture or gardening, rather than an ecologically-inspired design system. A food forest certainly can be one outcome of a permaculture design process, but so can an organic backyard garden. From the Wikipedia article on permaculture: "a system of agricultural and...
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Birth placeStanley, Tasmania|Stanley, Tasmania, Australia{{cite web | url=http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/bill-mollison-cofounder-of-global-permaculture-movement-dies-in-hobart/news-story/503c4e606dc80d79936e1834618b19bd | title=Bill Mollison, co-founder of global permaculture movement, dies in Hobart | publisher=The Mercury | date=26 September 2016 | accessdate=29 September 2016 | author=Mercury staff-writer}}
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Death placeHobart, Tasmania, Australia
ResidenceAustralia
Citizenship| nationality = Australian
Ethnicity| fields = Biologist and environmentalist
WorkplacesCSIRO
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery|Tasmania Museum
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Australia)|Inland Fisheries Commission
Permaculture Institute
Alma materUniversity of Tasmania
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